Friendship Quotes

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I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Katherine Mansfield

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Lord Byron

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
Ouida

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people. [on London terrorist attacks, 7th July 2005]
Jacques Chirac

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.
Sir Thomas More

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Brooks Adams

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

We content ourselves that friendship is a reality, and not a fancy - that it is built upon a rock.
Douglas Fairbanks

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Max Jacob

Friendship is but a name. I love no one
Napoleon Bonaparte

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Edgar Watson Howe

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame,
'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross,
'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same,
As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
Katherine Philips

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

Read as you taste fruit or savour wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. [In other words learn to enjoy your own company and it's the start of a life long friendship]
Charles Hughes



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